What are those black streaks on my roof?

The black streaks running down roofs are actually a harmful Cyanobacteria called Gloeocapsa magma. As the blue-green algae accumulate, they develop a dark, hardened outer coating, which results in the black stains you see. The algae feed on the limestone in shingles. The algae will worsen and become more noticeable each year, trapping moisture and causing premature shingle aging and granule loss.  A low pressure roof cleaning with remove all of these harmful organisms.

How Can We Help?

Just because you have dark stains or streaks on your roof, it does not mean you need to buy a whole new roof. Our “Soft Wash” Roof Cleaning method was specially developed to transform the appearance of moldy, algae and mildew-covered roofs back to a like new appearance that will dramatically boost your home’s overall beauty and curb appeal. Our “Soft Wash” Roof Cleaning method is tough on organic growth, but gentle on your roof, so you won’t have to worry about roof tile or shingle damage that can result from standard high pressure washing.

  • 100% Safe for all types of Roofs, including: Asphalt Shingle, Tile, Slate, Cedar, and more!
  • 100% Biodegradable Solutions
  • Lasts Longer than Pressure Washing
  • Restores Your Home’s True Beauty

Roof Cleaning

Roof Cleaning has always been a controversial topic. For decades there have been people arguing about the best way roof washing should progress. The discussions have been strong and ongoing and have also involved construction trade associations. 

Roof cleaning is not just for the aesthetic beauty of it. The organic growth on the roof, if left untreated, can prove detrimental to the building in the long run. As roof washing does not bear visible results, people tend to look over it.

Technicians need to exercise caution in their cleaning approach when aiming to clean a particular roof.

Is High-Pressure Roof Washing Safe?

Most trade organizations don’t approve of a high-pressure jet being used to clean the roof. The high pressure can remove algae from roofs as the Florida climate can boost its growth. These organizations think high-pressure jets will do more harm than good. The high-pressure jet will negatively affect the tilework and can also weaken the structural integrity of the building.

Trust Genesis to treat your roof in the most effective and efficient manner, use a non-pressure or soft washing method, whichever our professional teams deem appropriate. All environmental stains and organic growth, such as molds, mosses, etc.,will be effectively removed from the roof tiles and slates.

Is a Soft Wash Enough for All Roof Cleaning Needs?

It is not just about the pressure of the jet; the use of balancers and detergents is also a necessary thing to make sure the health of the roof is maintained. Eco-friendly algae and specialized moss neutralizers together with detergents that have minimal or zero environmental impact are also used in the roof washing process.

Trust Genesis to bring the best in your property by restoring your roof to the best it ever was. Our professionals are highly skilled and use the most innovative methods to treat your roof. 

Things to look out for!

  1. Do not ever use a high-pressure jet on the roof. It can destroy the roof and will also affect the structural integrity of the building in the process as water makes its way to the weak spots and void your homeowners insurance and roof warranty.
  2. Instead of doing the job yourself, always look for professionals like Genesis, who know what they are doing and how to clean the roof in the best possible manner. Our professionals use the most innovative methods to treat your property in the way that it deserves.
  3. Do you have Roof cleaning insurance? Never heard of it? Now, you should. If a company cannot offer roof washing insurance, they are already halfway through the worst experience you can have. If things go south, you would not have any remedy available to you. Most contractors do not sign up for roof cleaning insurance because of the added costs.

Genesis has made its name by offering unparalleled quality and customer satisfaction. Our professionals are experienced and will not stop until you are satisfied with the level of care they exercise. 

If you are in or around Volusia County Florida, give us a call at (386) 405-0683 or drop us an email through the contact us form, and our team will get back to you with a Same Day Estimate!

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